CAA

UK bans specific Boeing 777 following engine incidents

After an uncontained engine failure in the US, the UK banned all Boeing 777 powered by the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engine....


Ryanair cancels 12 UK routes in dispute with regulator

Ryanair cancels 12 UK routes, accusing the country’s regulator of making operations of these flights “impossible”....


Pakistan clears 180 suspected pilots, opens over 50 probes

Of 262 pilots suspected of having fake licenses, 180 were qualified to fly by the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while 82 were deemed as “involved in minor misconduct” in their exams. Criminal investigations into 50 of them and at least 5 officials are opened....


CAA bans Pakistan International Airlines operating flights to UK

A day after EASA banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating flights in Europe, the United Kingdom's CAA followed suit and prohibited the carrier from entering UK's airspace....


UK’s regulator CAA to leave EASA after Brexit period

At the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to withdraw from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and take care of aircraft certification on its own....


Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, 600,000 people stranded

British tour operator Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy after negotiations with creditors and Chinese shareholder Fosun failed. The company will go into "liquidation with immediate effect", leaving more than 600,000 customers stranded....


Dreamliner’s chilling near-miss: drone came within 10ft of plane

On June 25, 2018, one of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9s came very close to a tragedy when upon its approach to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) a drone was spotted passing the plane within just 10 feet. ...


Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on August 16, 2018, following multiple bomb threats....


Emirates loses delay compensation case in UK

Passengers of non-EU airlines, who had experienced a delay of the first flight and arrived at their final destination at least 3 hours later, can claim compensation. ...


Belfast airspace reclassified by CAA

From 26 May 2016, airspace within the Belfast Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) will change from a mix of Class E and D controlled airspace to solely Class D....